Apple bran muffins with streusel topping

    40 min

    The secret to these moist apple muffins is cream cheese. A cinnamon streusel topping makes them taste even better.


    Illinois, United States
    2 people made this

    Makes: 12 muffins

    • For the apple bran muffins:
    • 75g cream cheese, softened
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 120ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 125g peeled, diced Granny Smith apples
    • 30g bran flakes cereal
    • For streusel topping
    • 60g brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease a muffin tin or line with paper bun cases.
    2. Cream together cream cheese, sugar and 4 tablespoons butter. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until completely incorporated. Add milk, lemon juice and vanilla; beat until smooth.
    3. Combine 225g flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; stir into cream cheese mixture until just moistened. Fold in apples and bran flakes. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
    4. To make streusel topping: rub together brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons flour. Sprinkle on top of muffins.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, the remove to a wire cooling rack.

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